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Life Sciences: Producers, Consumers, Decomposers

Life Sciences: Producers, Consumers, Decomposers

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Tutorial

THE ESSENTIAL QUESTION

Where do we humans fall into the producers, consumers, and decomposers and how does everything work around us?

Standards and Objectives

California Third Grade Life Sciences Content Standard 2b: Students know producers and consumers (herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and decomposers) are related in food chains and food webs and may compete with each other for resources in an ecosystem.

California Third Grade English Language-Arts Writing Strategies Standard 1.0: Students write clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea. Their writing shows they consider the audience and purpose. Students progress through the stages of the writing process (e.g., prewriting, drafting, revising, editing successive versions).

Objective:

By the end of this lesson students should be able to describe producers, consumers, and decomposers.

By the end of this lesson students should be able to recall how producers, consumers, and decomposers work together in an ecosystem.

By the end of this lesson students should be able to write a paragraph that includes a topic sentence, and simple supporting facts and details. 

Source: Bruton, S. (2009, June 11). Science Content Standards for California Public Schools. Retrieved June 26, 2018, from https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/sciencestnd.pdf Ong, F. (Ed.). (2000, May 18). English–Language Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve. Retrieved June 26, 2018, from https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/elacontentstnds.pdf

Instructions

You may take notes as you read information and watch videos about producers, consumers and decomposers.

Please keep in mind of the essential question, you will have to use it to do an assignment at the end.


1. Read Parts of the Food Chain

2. Read about the following by clicking on the word:

Photosynthesis Herbivores Carnivores
Omnivores Decomposers Food Chain
Bigger Food Chains


3. Watch Understanding Ecosystems for Kids by FreeSchool

4. Read Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers in the forest community

5.Watch Producers and Consumers for Kids this interactive video demonstrates how we humans are producers and consumers in society.

6. Play Producers, Consumers and Decomposers Game once to show understanding.

7. Play Food Chain Game once to show understanding.

8. Almost Done! Take a quiz that will be found on the right side of this webpage.

9. Go on to the Assignment section below.

Keep your computer on in case you may need it to find information. 


ASSIGNMENT

Pick Two of the following prompts and write 1 to 2 paragraphs for each on a separate piece of paper. Check for capitalization, punctuation, and indentation. 

Prompt #1:

Describe the consumers, is there more than one consumer?

Prompt #2:

Describe producers, consumers, and decomposers. Define each, give an example of each.

Prompt #3:

How does an ecosystem work with producers, consumers, and decomposers.

Prompt #4:

Where do we humans fall into the producers, consumers, and decomposers and how does everything work around us?